Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
With the hype for the Nintendo switch being so high, everyone wants to get their hands on it.
For what reason though? Is it because of the graphics of the new Legend of Zelda or the announcement of SplaTwo!  (Wait, they didn't call it that? Aww... Such a title pun missed.)
Splatoon 2 was released as a sequel to the first game - But sadly will not be out till the end of the year.
Now to talk about what I have seen of the Switch - Before I buy it or own it - In sections. 
Here is my attempt of the Before Buy of the Nintendo Switch Review.

System: Nintendo Switch - In home and on the go!
The Switch was able to surpass the sales expectations on launch date.
The Nintendo System includes:
  • Two Joy-Cons  (Left/ Right - The Controllers)
  • One Nintendo Switch system.
  • Two Joy-Con Grip Straps.
  • AC Charger Adapter.
  • Switch Charging/ Home Dock. 
  • HDMI Cable???
What does it do: 
The Nintendo Switch is a home gaming console that you can "switch" into an handheld gaming console. 
At home, you can play dock the Switch and it will automatically connect to your tv. If you have to go on a long road trip, you can take the Switch out of the dock, putting it in handheld mode. Though, it can easily be mistaken as a tablet with a controller. A third way of this all in one system is Tabletop mode. Simply remove the controllers known as the "Joy-Cons" from the Switch and open the kickstand on the system, and place it on the table. Much like the Original can do, but you can do this anywhere, yes, even outside, with the Switch.

Hype and Rumors:
Tired of hearing all the hype of the Switch? Well, try and get used to it. The Switch as of now, is one of the number one "Gamer Must Haves" of 2017 by far. On the Youtube livestream of the  Switch - uploaded to Youtube with English Voice Overs on 
January 13th, 2017 - Nintendo had made a live presentation that got you hooked on what's to come. During the presentation, they had mentioned the use of IR Sensors in the Joy-Cons themselves instead of a sensor bar like the Wii and Wii U. 
They had also announced they are accepting a wide variety of third party companies, such as: Capcom, Unity, Konami, Sega and many others. They claimed to be accepting over 50+ of these third party companies. 

Since release, the Nintendo Switch has a "shortage of stocks" everywhere in the world. For only being out for about a month, it has been very hard to catch. Unless you are lucky and happen to have the money and be in a store that holds Nintendo Switches, the best bet at the moment seems to be Amazon. If you choose to buy your via Amazon, make sure that it is not from any third party sellers - there is a lot of scammers trying to make a quick buck or 'selling'  Switches for way more than the retail price of $299.99 USD.
If you wait until stores get a more regular restock flow, then you may have to wait until the end of the month. But that is okay, it gives you more time to get the needed Switch items in the meantime, which I list and link later on.

Get it or No:
Depending on the kind of gamer you are, the switch is probably the best system as of now. With three ways to play, it is easy to enjoy your games anywhere and with anyone. Choosing to buy it, please note that you may need to pay more money for needed accessories such as a screen protector, Micro SD Card, Pro Controller and more. I will go over needed accessories later.

Why would you want it:
Only naming five of the many reasons I can think of for gamers to buy this system is easy.
Here are five reasons you may want the Switch:
  • It is new and improved! No sensor bar needed!
  • Solo play or Multiplayer! Play alone, with friends, strangers or Family - yes, even strangers, only if it is a place like your local mall, card/ game shop or fast food place like McDonald's.
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  and Splatoon 2.
  • 3 styles of play, just switch and play! (Home console, Handheld or Tabletop modes.)
  • Too many to list, so I will just say this again: It's new!

Current Games:
Currently, the number of games available to play and buy are slim. But their are many games that are said to come such as Splatoon 2 and Mario Odyssey.
The games that you can play now are:
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • SnipperClips
  • 1, 2, Switch!
  • Has-Been Heroes
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Coming this month - 4/28/2017)
When it comes to gaming, there are many people out there with this thing called "Gamer Rage".
Well, if you just so happen to have that Gamer Rage like I do, don't worry. Nintendo made it child proof. The Switch is about 95% plastic from what I have seen by far from vidoes. In this video, he had purposely tried to brake the Switch, so we did not need to find out by mistake. Please watch the linked video for a detailed Durability analysis. 

What do buy before buying or using: 
There are a pretty decent amount of things that you need before getting or using the Switch.
It may cost a lot of money but in the end, it will be worth it.
Here I will list three things that I believe you should get before buying or using the Switch. I will also link a few helpful videos as well.
My Expectations:
A few things I expect when I am able to get my own Switch, hopefully on the next restocks, are actually pretty slim at this point. There is not much I am hoping for anymore, everything I hoped for is the Switch's "Switch and Play" modes. I will be able to have a home system that I literally can take anywhere, without having to stop to save and rush out the door. 
With all the research I have been doing since the Live Presentation, I feel like all I need is to wait for more games and maybe save some money to slowly get other needed accessories aside from my already bought copy of Breath of the Wild and the Protection Pack. 

Rambling on and on about something I don't own like I have it, isn't enough. If you still do not know what it is or if you want to buy it, then wait until I am able to buy the Switch for myself. I will personally show and tell you  all about my personal Switch experiences. 
See you in the next one!

Splatoon © Nintendo
Skin and art by A-queenoffairys
Add a Comment:
RogueInfinity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a nerd.
FuyonaSoul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, duh.
VenomQuill Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Dang! They have a new Mario Kart? ...I still prefer my ol' computer. Even if she's literally falling apart. OR the Wii, which is probably dying on me now. Old stuff, but good stuff. I guess I never got the hype of the Switch, but, hey! It's just a gaming console.Maybe if it proves its worth more in the fact that it would have more/a wider variety of games, then sure. It might be worth considering. But for me? I'm not too engaged right now.

/Then again, I just called a laptop that's literally falling apart and has been discontinued for, at the very least, 3-4 years my go-to gaming system lol
FuyonaSoul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first, I didn't care about the Switch.
What got me into wanting it is the Livestream and Presentation.
VenomQuill Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, yes. Those seem to be good sellers.
FuyonaSoul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, yes. As true as that is, it works.
Add a Comment:

:iconfuyonasoul: More from FuyonaSoul

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
April 3, 2017


1 (who?)